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Lora's Cottage - Cottages By The Beach - 2nd cottage from the beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 6)

Lora’s Cottage, an original Birch Bay beach cottage, lovingly restored with modern appliances and furnishings while leaving the original character of the cottage

If you want some of the best and easiest beach access in Birch Bay, try Lora's Cottage. You'll find several miles of open beach to walk or bike. When the tide is out there are miles of tide flats on which to make sand castles or clam. And one of the features which sets this cottage apart is a delightful gated, wooden foot bridge that leads to a privately owned spit where you can find your own driftwood log to sit on and gaze at sunsets, sometimes peaceful in pastel blue and yellow or raucous in vivid color splashed across the sky.

Lora's Cottage inspires comments like 'That cottage is sooo cute! as walkers stroll past the white picket fence. Modern comforts & new furnishings simply make Lora's mellow age all the more delightful! Old fashioned wood windows let partial views of the Bay & sunshine in, while original wood floors throughout & a tiled wood stove give warmth & a great atmosphere for summer vacation or a romantic getaway. (wood provided in winter, electric heat throughout)

One bedroom has a very comfy queen memory mattress bed plus our second cable TV, an LCD flat screen. The second has a full bed. A leather queen sofa sleeper in the living room sleeps two more. This sofa is made by American Leather and has no bars under it. It is very comfortable! Lora's is a perfect little cottage for two, comfortable for four and sleeps 6 in a pinch.

A short walk south along the Bay brings you to Birch Bay's 'C' shop--known all over the county for its European trained chocolatier's - watch as they craft. You'll find pastries, breads, pizza and lunch there as well. Though not open winter months, you can order ahead Christmas and Easter goodies. Across the street is Bay Cafe, open year 'round. A short walk north on Birch Bay Drive takes you to Shores, Tradewinds Cafe, and CJ's Restaurants, more restaurants & golf. Or how about just relaxing on your own old-fashioned covered sitting porch at the cottage with lemonade or iced tea? Or grind your own coffee beans for that perfect cup. In the new little tea cupboard is a vintage china tea set. Chances are you'll find some Stash tea in the cupboard and...there are some crystal wine goblets! We have added a new Weber grill, beautifully clad in green enamel and there's a large yard, too, for picnics & play.

More Details

Owner
Patti
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Patti

We purchased Lora’s Cottage in 2004. We own 3 cottages all on Lora Lane. We rent 2 of them almost exclusively vacations. After retiring, we moved into the 3rd cottage. Our other cottage is Seashell Cottage, VRBO # 37252.

We believe in being locally connected and belong to the Birch Bay and Blaine Chambers of Commerce, Bellingham – Whatcom Tourism and Go Northwest.

Patti purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Patti chose Northwest & Islands

We were attracted to Lora's Cottage because it is one house from the beach and also includes shared private beach rights to an undeveloped portion of the spit at the mouth of Terrill Creek. One of the features we truly enjoy about this property and Seashell Cottage (across the lane from Lora's) is that there is no railroad track to cross. This type of beach property is not common in Washington State. So it's very easy to get to the beach and that was very important to us. It's away from the hustle and bustle of urban living and yet has a wonderful year 'round holiday good times flavor. Also we were drawn by the low bank beach, no hills or berms or bluffs to hike down. The cottage itself held so much charm and we knew it had a lot of potential because of that before we renovated. It is really fun to go crabbing in August. We catch a lot of crab and one of the things we enjoy is sharing it with others and upon many occasions are able to share with our rental guests. The non-stop water views of the entire area, whether Birch Bay, Blaine or Semiahmoo were a tremendous attraction to us as well as the great diversity of the area.

What makes this cottage unique

It is so lovely to sit on the front porch, we really enjoy having drinks with either friends or family and watch the sunset over the water, feel the gentle breeze from the west. We were attracted, too, by how easy it is to just walk over to the beach whenever we feel like it, maybe to watch eagles or watch a spectacular sunset. Our daughter loves the 'C' Shop and we are anticipating her children enjoying it too and having memories of goodies planted in their heads in just a few years when they're old enough. The cottage is a little dollhouse and was so much fun to decorate.

Amenities

Birch Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Clawfoot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed - 1 queen , In living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Lora's Cottage - Cottages By The Beach - 2nd cottage from the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Best organized/equipped vrbo!

  • 5 of 5

1. Clean 2. SUPER well organized 3. Pleasant setting 4. Comfortable bed 5. great and responsive local manager 6. good value

Very convenient location, very comfortable and pleasant to sit out on the deck - I had several questions for the manager and she was great! This was probably the only place we've stayed where my very well organized wife was really impressed by how everything was available, labeled, extra everything ... really, really nicely done.

Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Please don't hesitate to stay at Lora's Cottage. You will have everything you need there and the setting is magnificent! From the front porch you and your family can enjoy the beautiful hour long sunsets. There are miles of beaches to explore and lots of day trips to enjoy. You will actually save money because you can cook in the well stocked kitchen. Also there is grill and laundry. G

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC Canada
5

A magical little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week away in this very sweet and quaint seaside cottage. We enjoyed exploring Birch Bay, the surrounding areas but especially treasure hunting on the beach. Lora's cottage was warm, cozy, clean and inviting. Owners Kelvin and Patti were gracious, friendly and kind hosts. I highly recommend their property. In fact, I've already booked a return getaway! Only an hour away from home! We are looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Kristen! We've had a lot of fun decorating and equipping the cottage and it's so appreciated to hear how our guests enjoy it. We look forward to your return! Kelvin and Patti
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Everett, WA
5

Nice cottages, cute shops, sandy beaches

  • 5 of 5

The cottages are nicely decorated with modern but furniture fitting the cottage. We enjoyed walking to the local C Shop to get cinnamon rolls. The beach was also nice, especially when the tide was out with a lot of sand to walk on.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! You might also like enjoy Birch Bay's sandcastle competition in mid-summer. Kelvin and Patti
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bellingham, Seattle, Vancouver
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Shores
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Anacortes
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Semiahmoo
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bellingham
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Vonna's Purple Fin
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mt Baker
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Birch Bay

The beach Is the major attraction, the water is warm because of the tide flat. The cottage is located across from several miles of unobstructed beach.

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Rates & Availability

Birch Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
$850
 
 
July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,095
 
 
Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,295
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$825
 
 
Fall - Mid
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$750
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$154
$750
 
 
Early December
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$750
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$169
$825
 
 
Jan-Feb
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$129
$650
$1,195
 
 
July 4th
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,195
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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